What is It?
Canine Coronavirus (CCV) is the second leading viral
cause of diarrhea. Shed through feces, this virus inhabits the
intestinal lining of your dog.
It can continue to shed for months after symptoms
subside. Puppies 12 weeks and under are the most susceptible to
Symptoms of coronavirus can appear 2-5 days after
exposure. Diarrhea is
the most common symptom. The stool is usually watery, orange/yellow
color and smells awful. Although more common in parvovirus, the
diarrhea may also contain blood.
- Loss of Appetite
Without treatment, your dog can quickly become
Fluid replacement is the most common treatment. Your vet
will rehydrate your dog either intravenously (IV) or subcutaneously
under the skin.
This will replace fluids lost through diarrhea or
vomiting. Antibiotics are not effective since this is a virus.
Your vet will likely recommend a bland diet until
shots will normally include a vaccination for coronavirus
with the DHLPP. If you are not sure, double check with your vet.
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